(From ZDNet) -- Generation Y has been billed as the group of
workers that'll turn the enterprise into a social networking zone
with consumerized tools and newfangled ways to manage. The reality
is that Gen Y looks a lot like other groups of workers, according
to a Forrester Research study.
Among the key points:
- 40 million of the 76 million folks defined as Gen Y - 18 to 30
year olds - are in the workplace. A third of that Gen Y workforce
are in manager or executive roles.
- This group thinks their personal technology is better than what
they can find in the workplace, but don't necessarily bring their
gear to work. Forrester found that the entire workplace is bringing
software and devices to the office.
- 55 percent of Gen Y are satisfied with the technologies they
use to do their job in line with the rest of workers.
- The IT department is seen as a resource. In fact, 62 percent of
Gen Y see the IT department as a partner that understands the
business. Only 10 percent say the IT department is clueless or